"Breathe" as written by Michelle Branch and John Shanks....
I've been driving for an hour
Just talking to the rain
You say I've been driving you crazy
And its keeping you away
So just give me one good reason
Tell me why I should stay
Cause I don't want to waste another moment
In saying things we never meant to say

And I take it just a little bit
I, hold my breath and count to ten
I, I've been waiting for a chance to let you in

If I just breathe
Let it fill the space between
I'll know everything is alright
Breathe
Every little piece of me
You'll see
Everything is alright
If I just breathe

Well it's all so overrated
In not saying how you feel
So you end up watching chances fade
And wondering what's real

And I give you just a little time
I, wonder if you realize
I've been waiting till I see it in your eyes

If I just breathe
Let it fill the space between
I'll know everything is alright
Breathe,
Every little piece of me
You'll see
Everything is alright
If I just breathe
Breathe

So I whisper and I'm,
Hoping you hear me
Do you hear me?

If I just breathe
Let it fill the space between
I'll know everything is alright
Breathe,
Every little piece of me
You'll see
Everything is alright

I've been driving for an hour
Just talking to the rain


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"Breathe" as written by Michelle Branch, John Shanks

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  • +1
    General CommentI guess the song is meant to be interpreted as a couple that have had a fight. but there were a couple lines that really made sparks go off in my head, it was cool. i'm starting to think that there might be something more between my best guy friend and i. i've liked him for a while, and now he's giving me the signs, but i have yet to talk to him about it because i'm scared of what might happen.
    i love where it goes "well it's all so overrated, in not saying you feel. so you end up watching chances fade, and wondering what's real" and my favorite line in the song is "i wonder if you realize, i've been waiting till i see it in your eyes" i think it's so beautiful.
    queenvictoria_14on February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI honestly don't see this as much of a fight song, and much more as a forbidden (not so much unrequited) love.

    I feel like she loves this guy, and he obviously has feelings for her as well, but for some reason they cannot be together. But, as we all know, that doesn't stop the sparks from happening. A couple of different lines are pointing me away from the fight theory and towards this:

    I've been waiting for a chance to let you in - This suggests that they are not together, but she wants to be. (There are a couple other lines like this but I wont list them)

    saying things we never meant to say - This says to me that whatever sparks are flying between her and this guy, they aren't supposed to say it. It may be true and they may both feel it, but it's somehow forbidden and therefore not a good idea to admit by talking about it.

    This song says to me that she is trying so hard to either make this relationship work or make it stop, and having a rather difficult time of it. In the chorus, I do agree that she's kind of telling us how she's coping. But she isn't supposed to be with this guy for whatever reason, and is really wanting things to work out one way or another, but for now she's just stuck in limbo.
    Si-chanon May 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Hold my breath and count to ten"...
    Thia007on November 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this will be her next single.
    spicklyon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, I agree.
    Museicalinon June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing...LIVE? SO GOOD!

    I just love when she belts out... BREATHE. She is so talented.
    ELS24on June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoesn't this song just totally make you smile? like when i sing along to it i feel like i can't smile any bigger. it's one of those feel-good songs. michelle is the best.
    NextTheSkyon June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about a couple fighting... maybe if they just "breathe" and calm down they can work things out...
    HaiLon July 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, not a lot of people have commented on this one. I wonder why... its so awesome.As for the meaning... HaiL couldn't be more right. That's all, folks.
    crashnburn5436on May 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti LOVE this song!! soooo much!
    but i dun think these lyrics are EXACTLY right...?
    but still..a FABULOUS song!!
    gaudette55on June 10, 2004   Link

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